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|Publisher(s) of original games: UPL|
|System(s): Sega Mega Drive|
|Original system(s): Arcade boards|
|Number of players: 1|
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Fire Mustang (ファイアームスタング) is a 1991 shoot-'em-up for the Sega Mega Drive released exclusively in Japan, and a port of the 1990 arcade game USAAF Mustang. Both versions were developed by NMK; exactly how Taito got the license to a game originally published by the unrelated UPL is unknown.
You play as the pilot of a P-51 Mustang in World War II defeating both the German and Japanese naval air forces. shoots a single shot, while rapidfires; when you fire, you release both an "anti-air" shot straight ahead and drop an "anti-ground" bomb below. fires the "Forcer", a limited-use special weapon. Two types of powerups can improve the main shot (both types at once) or add to your Forcer stock, and there are rare extra life icons hidden somewhere in the game.
Like many NMK games, there are eight stages, and after beating them Mustang has you "loop" into a harder version of itself (only once?). Strangely, losing all lives forces you to continue, so a player needs to be fast about recording their score.
- Produced by: Yousuke Ono
- General Director: Yukio Tomonari
- Program Director: Tamio Merry
- Programer: Kazuhiro
- Music Composer: Hide-Kaz
- Character Designer: Ikezu Kenzi
- Main article: Fire Mustang/Magazine articles.
#1991-04: "April 1991" (1991-03-08)
#1991-05: "May 1991" (1991-04-08)
#1991-06: "June 1991" (1991-05-08)
#1992-01: "January 1992" (1991-12-07)
#1992-02: "February 1992" (1992-01-08)
#1992-03: "March 1992" (1992-02-08)
#1992-04: "April 1992" (1992-03-07)
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